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How long does it take for scabies to go away after the elimite (permethrin)?

How long does it take for scabies to go away after the elimite (permethrin)?

One treatment...: One treatment with elimite, (permethrin) if applied properly, will kill all the mites and eggs immediately. However, the itching can persist for a couple of weeks after the treatment because your skin is still reacting to the infestation. Also, i usually recommend repeating the Elimite (permethrin) treatment a few days after the initial application, to kill any mites you might have missed or any eggs that may have hatched. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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After using elimite (permethrin) how long before scabies goes away? How do you know if new ones will form?

After using elimite (permethrin) how long before scabies goes away? How do you know if new ones will form?

Be patient: The cream should kill the scabies within the first day of treatment. However, the skin disruption is caused by a reaction to the mites burrowing under the skin and leaving its debris in the tunnels. It can take two or more weeks for the skin to settle down and begin healing after initial treatment. If concerned a second treatment after a week could catch any stragglers, but is probably unnecessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take for scabies to go away after permethrin cream?

Depends: Even if all the scabies mites are killed by the premethrin, itching can persist for several weeks. Persistent itching, especially if there are big bumps, sort of like mosquito bites, can be treated with a topical cortisone (steroid) cream. Usually premethrin is applied twice, about a week between applications. It has to be done right, clothes and bedding washed, contacts treated too. ...Read more

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How long for scabies to go away after permethrin treatment?

Symptoms: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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Had scabies for about 2 month I've taken the permethrin treatment twice? But the red nodules on my penis haven't fully gone away how long does it take?

Had scabies for about 2 month I've taken the permethrin treatment twice? But the red nodules on my penis haven't fully gone away how long does it take?

Scabicide & dryness: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin, especially sensitive tissues of the face and genitals. Hypoallergenic soaps and lotions which are pH balanced will help the skin recover more quickly, and reduce the itching that can last up to two weeks after treatment. ...Read more

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How long after using permethrin do scabies stop itching?

How long after using permethrin do scabies stop itching?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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How long until I can get in the bed with my girlfriend after my first treatment of permethrin for scabies?

Wrong question: It is very important that BOTH of you be treated for scabies at the same time, even if she has no symptoms. Every other contact and every other person in your home must be treated, even if assymptomatic. From the time of initial infestation to the beginning of itch is typically 2 to 3 months. Your girlfriend probably already has it. You can both use permethrin and you can share a bed the same nigh ...Read more

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I just start useing the cream permethrin for scabies how long will it be before I'm cured and what do they look like when healing?

I just start useing the cream permethrin for scabies how long will it be before I'm cured and what do they look like when healing?

See below: Scabies is treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% permethrin. It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. The itching may take over a week to resolve. Skin lesions will gradually fade and resolve. ...Read more

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I had the scabies infection an I think there gone but I still have the bumps on my penus an skin is pealing what should I do and how do I make them go away an I have used permethrin cream an African black soap?

I had the scabies infection an I think there gone but I still have the bumps on my penus an skin is pealing what should I do and how do I make them go away an I have used permethrin cream an African black soap?

Healing takes time : The itching can continue for weeks after treatment and peeling is normal. Try a calamine lotion and over the counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching. Also, a topical hydrocortisone cream can be helpful for itching. Vaseline can help with peeling. Remember to repeat the treatment in about 2 weeks and treat your family members as well. ...Read more

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Treated 4 scabies 4 months (permethrin) 2nd opinion said its eosinophilic fasciitis should I take methylprednisole afraid it will worsen if its scabi?

Not if it's scabies.: "Scabies" is a term for pediculosis, a skin infestation of tiny insects. It usually respond to Permethrin but it may take more than one treatment.
If it is eosinophilic fasciitis, then it is a white blood cell problem and should respond to prednisone. Prednisone can make the skin thinner and more difficult to heal ulcers that occur or skin tears that occur. ...Read more

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I bought some Nix (permethrin) Cream Rinse with 1% Permethrin. How long do I need to keep it on my skin to treat scabies? Or is it strong enough to kill them?

Scabies treamtment: The recommended treat for scabies is 5% pernethrin in a cream form for 12hour, The cream rinse would not be enough, also worry about exposure to the solvant. I will not use it, also make sure diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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How long does Ivermectin stay in your system to fight scabies? Can I use Tea Tree Oil 24 hrs after taking Ivermectin and topical Permethrin cream?

Unusual choice: Ivermectin stays in your blood for a day. It's an unusual choice of therapy for scabies infestation and is usually reserved for patients who do not have functional immune system. Permethrin alone, applied as directed to the whole body and left on overnight before washing, should do the trick with one initial treatment followed by a second treatment 7 days later if needed. Tea tree oil is ok. ...Read more

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If you use permethrin on scabie nodules will it make them go away?

Scabies nodule: It may take a few weeks for the nodules to go away. Once the scabies is eliminated there is a small reaction and the skin will heal over next week or two. ...Read more

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I had scabies. I used permethrin and lindane. But now I feel they crawing in my body. Is it normal?

It's OK: Unfortunately, this is a very common psycho-logic reaction to your diagnosis. Many times when I have had a patient with severe scabies, I will itch for the next day or 2. It's only common nature to get a little "skeeved" out by knowing you had these little parasites in your skin. ...Read more

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Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Does nix (permethrin) lice lotion kill scabies?

Not a good choice: Nonprescription nix (permethrin 1%) is used to treat lice but is not strong enough to cure scabies. Prescription Permethrin 5%(elimite) cream is the most common medication to treat scabies and it works well. Lindane is mentioned in the above answer- it is rarely used now and carries a boxed warning because it has caused seizures and death in some age groups and low weight individuals. ...Read more

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How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

How long take elimite (permethrin) to work?

Elimite (permethrin): Hello Vaidehibi. If you are taking Elimite (permethrin) for scabies, it starts to work with that one time application but may require a second application one week later. Also, it can take 2-3 weeks for the bumps and itching to resolve. Over the counter anti-itch creams used as directed can help in the mean time. Also, important to eliminate sources of scabies in the home to prevent re-infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How often can I use permethrin 5% for scabies??

Scabies: Generally one treatment is enough. If new lesions develop you can re-treat in 7 days. Make sure that you are following all of your doc's recommendations to eradicate the problem ...Read more

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Can a permethrin 1% solution beeffective against scabies?

Scabies: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. ...Read more

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I have scabies and I just washed off permethrin. Will I have cure soon?

Scabies Resolution: The rash and itch associated with scabies may remain for up to two weeks after treatment ends. If the rash has not resolved in four days, or, if new symptoms appear, medical advice should be sought. The treatment may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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I treated scabies with permethrin over 24 hours ago but still have bites coming through, what to do?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to apply permethrin cream every day until scabies is gone?

Permethrin cream: You should read the info on national institutes of health online www.Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a698037.
This 5% cream may be used more than once but is generally unnecessary. The itching may persist for a long time even after the mites have been killed. ...Read more

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